Dr. Jerry Ice, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mountain State University, announced the termination of the employment of Dr. Charles H. Polk as President of Mountain State University in a brief statement released by the Board today.
Dr. Ice will assume the role of acting president until an interim president can be appointed. Dr. Ice, Vice Chairman Max Beard and trustees will work with current faculty and senior administrators on day-to-day operations and in responding to the concerns of the West Virginia Board of Nursing and the Higher Learning Commission regarding accreditation issues.
The board will implement a plan to search for a permanent president in the coming weeks.
"Despite this action coming in the middle of the academic year, we do not anticipate it will cause any negative disruption to the lives of our students and faculty. The Board of Trustees is fully committed to working with the current staff and dedicated faculty to provide needed support to ensure that Mountain State University fulfills its mission to provide quality education that is accessible to a diverse student population," said Dr. Ice.